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Revolution Haulage Queensland turns to Iveco for new prime movers

Queensland operator Revolution Haulage says it’s been impressed so far with the latest additions to its fleet

Iveco has announced that two of its new S-Way prime movers have been delivered to Queensland operator Revolution Haulage Queensland (RHQ). 

After first finding the SWays at last year’s Brisbane Truck Show, Iveco says that RHQ owner Scott Williams identified it as an ideal prime mover for its interstate refrigerated work. Iveco is also the first European brand to make it onto RHQ’s 10strong fleet following this acquisition. 

Williams joined RHQ in 2015 after getting a start in the industry by delivering goods for a company he was working for as a sub-contractor. 

It’s been steady growth for RHQ since Williams joined, with the business enjoying a great reputation servicing a range of loyal customers today. 

Based out of south Brisbane suburb Coopers Plains, the new SWays will haul refrigerated goods from Brisbane, south along the eastern seaboard and to Adelaide before returning home to the Revolution Haulage Queensland base. 

Williams says that with drivers having to spend up to a week in these trucks, cabin space and appointments were an important factor in purchasing the SWay prime movers. 

“The SWay has everything a driver would want it has all the features and comforts that not only make the truck a pleasure to drive but a pleasure to spend time in,” Williams says. 

 RHQ Owner Scott Williams. Image Supplied: Iveco

“For added comfort and convenience we’ve equipped the trucks with an optional microwave along with a CustomAir bunk cooler, making for an even nicer environment. 

“The drivers absolutely love the trucks and say they provide everything a driver would want.” 

Iveco says that Williams places high importance on equipping his drivers with the best vehicles possible for the application. 

“Increasingly we’re seeing drivers showing a preference for automated transmissions,” Williams says.  

“As well as providing a more relaxed operating environment, not as many new drivers are choosing to get their full nonsynchro manual licenses, so the SWay is perfect.” 

The SWay delivered to Williams features a 12.9 litre Euro6 engine that produces 550 hp and 2,500 Nm of torque. Williams says that despite the generous engine power, fuel use in the truck has been impressive. 

Although the trucks are rated at 70t GVM, in our single trailer set-up we’re almost always running at 42.5t; the trucks are still new and fuel efficiency is getting better and better by the week,” Williams says. 

Williams says that he’s also been pleased with the vehicles’ generous service intervals. 

“Service intervals of 75,000km are very impressive, especially compared to some of the other trucks we have in our fleet,” Williams says. 

“We’ll be going back to IVECO Brisbane for all our maintenance, they’ve been fantastic to deal with so far.” 

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